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-old adam kaplan drove in from florida to match wits against the world's best bridge players. >> it offers a lot of unique challenges. >> reporter: many from around the globe will compete in the tournament. >> this is the top tournament that is offered on the globe. so everybody wants to come here, because they want to play the best of the best. >> reporter: for the nonplayers, bridge doesn't look much like a spectator sport. players don't speak out loud, and rely on a secret language that involves cards to communicate. >> keeping quiet and keeping still is required by bridge laws. that's because even a tap of a tow can signal the strength of a hand. >> look around the room, and you can is see a new generation of players is embracing the game. organizers hope the 10-day bridge blitz will help change the image of the game from stuffy to sexy. >> bridge game of true skill. it's poker on steroids. >> reporter: santa clara bridge teacher judy clark describes bridge as exhilarating exercise for the brain. not to mention a boost for the local economy. she is staying in a downtown hotel for th
, florida to charlotte, north carolina. diverted to fort myers, florida and nobody hurt. >> u.s. postal service dealing with a 12 billion dollar deficit among the closure and cut back is a local post office as wayne found it it's a throw back and gem mostly for the woman who runs it. >>reporter: if you lack closely you might see yourself in the time lapse symbolic of our world. relax if you can. destination lies beyond the freeway. past the suburb of orinda. take a route through the redwood to a place the urban world does in the opinion at any rate. community identified mostly by its post office. hear it is. one known for hardly ever having a line. most of the time it's empty. >> most of the time. >>reporter: do you ever get lonely in here. >> no. >>reporter: lonely should be the last word to describe tl this woman. post office 9 4 5 1 6 in can i don't know serves 194 residents. in a community with no door to door delivery t.everybody picks us up their mail here you necessity all the names. >> yes, i do ivshtion allhe addresses. >> yes, i do. >>reporter: all the quirk. >> ye
was killed this year. but there was some serious violence. in tallahassee, florida, two people were wounded in a shooting outside a walmart. mese say it was a disagreement over a parking space. in the bay area, no major problems as shoppers flooded businesses such as best buy and target. with more stores opening in the pre-dawn hours the rush was largely over by lunchtime. why all the effort on a holiday morning? >> we've investigated on if we could probably get the same price all year, and usually black friday is it. >> won't be clear for a few days how many shoppers hit the growing number of stores that actually hoped on thanksgiving day itself. as for those alleged bargains out there today, i guess you don't have to worry if you slept in and missed it. the wall street journal looked at six years of retail data and found for many gift items, prices will actually drop closer to christmas. other hot products such as flat screen televisions usually hit their lowest price points before the holiday season even happens, not to say there weren't a few door buster deals out there, but realistical
. but there were some serious act of violence in tallahassee florida two people were wounded in a shooting outside a wal- mart. police say it was a disagreement over a parking space. in the bay area no major problems as shoppers flooded businesses like best buy and target with more stores now opening in the predawn hours. the rush was largely over by lunchtime. so why all the effort on a holiday morning? >> we've investigated if we could probably get the same price all year and usually black friday is it. >> now, it won't be clear for a few days how many shoppers hit the growing number of stores that actually opened on thanksgiving itself. now as for the alleged bargains out there today don't worry if you slept in the wall street journal looked at six years worth of retail data and found that for many gift items prices were dropped as we get closer to christmas. other hot are products are at their lowest price before the holiday season. that's not to say there weren't a few door buster deals but realistically in the crowds it probably wasn't going to save you a lot of money. >>> protests across t
this in tallahasse florida. this these people were arguing over parking and there was a shooting. several wal-mart protesters were arrested for protesting. no one was killed this year but there was violence. two people were wounded after a shooting outside a wal-mart store. it was a above a parking space. >>> and we have a little more about small business saturday. did you know that. it is between black friday and cyber monday. where everyone is encouraged to shop at mom and pop stores. and we have more on that from reporter -- who checked out some of the stores in berkley and talked to the owner how they will talk to folks and get them in the stores. >> reporter: the stores here are not here to compete with big box stores. small business saturday is about supporting the local independent stores and they in turn support the local economy and community. >> if you love the small stores and book stores and hardware stores, any kind of small store, you have to spend your dollars there or we will go away. >> reporter: experience express will give their current holders $25 for shopping at small bus
into the village. historically ulu has not wanted snow. she is like a new yorker moving to florida but i hear she is enjoying the snow. so this is a fun day and weekend for the animals, so thank you all for that. speaking of holidays, we are trying something new this year. we are going to do wild lights. the zoo will be lit up. of course the lights will have animal and wild themes, open until 8:00. this is free for zoo members. i think it gives a chance for families and members to enjoy the zoo during the evening, so we look forward to that. speaking of winter, it is time for winter zoo camp. 's some of the campers. this is run for two weeks, run by joe fitting, vice president of education over 30 years. hundreds of thousands of kids come through the camp programs annually and informational fees can be found on our zoo web site. speaking of kids this year we have partnered with the san francisco public library. they have come on the san francisco free days. this has been wildly popular. we think the public libraries on the first wednesday, free services from the library. if the kids can't come to
in pensacola, florida, and i owned the branch clinics that existed in new orleans, pascagula and gulf port, mississippi. we thought we had dodged the bullet and then the levies broke and who would have predicted that there was a sea of humanity in the super dome that basically was in extreme miss? who would have predicted in this day and age we would lose many, many people based on the fact they couldn't be medevacked, that the hospitals themselves had been flooded and the hospital staff was having to carry critically ill patients up to the top floors to avoid the water that was filling in the rooms. who would have predicted that? and were we set up to handle that? and who would have predicted in the early goings there would be civic disorder and civic disobedience and lack of command and control and then the military came there and provided that stability for a while until the civic authorities took over and eventually got things moving in a fairly organized continuum. we learned a tremendous amount of lessons from that, lessons that i hope no other city will ever have to repeat again
. eventually the shoppers were led in and no major incidents were reported. >>> in florida police are in investigating a shooting in a wal-mart parking lot. no one has been arrested but police are searching for a dark green toyota camry. >>> protesters targeted the nation's biggest retailer. hundreds gathered in front of a wal-mart protesting. >> reporter: the protesters are saying that the low door buster deals and low costs come at a price. it was there that they were protested but they were blocked at the door. with a band and signs in hand, hundreds of protesters lined up outside this wal-mart in san leandro. one group tried to enter the store but was blocked by a line of manager. >> i direct you to leave wal- mart property immediately. if you do not do so i will call police to come and remove you. >> i would like wal-mart to get better working conditions. >> reporter: the protests brought out dozens of unions, only a handful of the protesters were wal-mart employees. this worker says she makes $9.40, about $1,100 a month. >> it's very hard to make ends meet with that kind of
a restaurant in florida. two people were shot arguing over a parking space. they were arguing when a shopping cart hit a car and a man pulled out a gun and started shooting. the victims had nonlife threatening injuries. >> another black friday shooting in colorado. police searching for a man who opened fire at a target store. the shooting happened in aurora last night. a man in a black ski mask went to the target pharmacy and pulled out a gun firing one round into the ceiling before running away. witnesses say he is a six foot tall white man, about 180 pounds. nobody was hurt. >> tensions grew at one arizona wal-mart as hundreds of shoppers pushed and shoved to the deals. take a look at this scene in tucson. people are just doing anything they can to get their hands on some of the best electronic deals. analysts say black friday revenue adds up to close to 40% of many store is yearly sales. >> despite walk outs and protests by wal-mart employees the retail giant claimed it had it's best black friday ever. reporting a record ten million transactions from the time the door opened on black fr
are talking about crowds, pushing but in other places. and were things got violent was tallahassee, florida. there were two people shot an argument over a parking space. >> this was a nice day to be out side and not in the stores. blue skies, warm temperatures we will see greetings warming into the 60s readings and the mid 60s for alameda, redwood city. and walnut creek. as we take a look at it this weekend starting tonight clear conditions and patchy fog possibly developing for the overnight hours. as we get into the overnight hours the north bay valleys. for the rest of the day for saturday look for sunshine and high temperatures in the 60s. with 70's. on sunday, not quite as warm. we are getting the tail end of this weather system. temperatures dropping by three, five degrees for the day. temperatures for tomorrow with the coolest in the north bay. of order is for santa rosa, never, and upper 30's-low 40's for the-napa- region. 50s near the bay. for the afternoon, look for upper 60s and low 70's with mostly sunny skies. upper 60s he inland. 60s by the bay. temperatures for san francisco
in florida that had been appointed by two republican governors. the point is that professionalism counts. remedies. my remarks tonight are not intended to be an argument against political appointees. rather i am arguing for moderation and balance. there is an important role for both political appointees and career civil servants. there is a contrast between the roles, too. political appointees are concerned with politics, politicians, and a command and want to change things. the career people are concerned with administration. the political people make policy as is appropriate and the career people implement those policies. the political people are concerned with change, either campaign. changing what is wrong with washington is a common theme in american politics. the career people are not concerned with continuity because they might be there for more years and they want those agencies to continue to run smoothly. they're concerned with professionals. the political people are representative of their political party and their president. career people are technical experts. political peop
grabbed headlines this week. florida senator marco rubio, a practicing catholic, tried to walk the line between science and faith-based creationism when asked how old the planet is. here's what he told "gq" magazine. i'm not a scientist, i don't think i'm qualified to answer a question like that. at the end of the today, i think there are multiple theories out there on how the universe was created and i think this is a country where people should have the opportunity to teach them all. i think parents should be able to teach their kids what their faith says, what science says, whether the earth was created in seven days or seven actual eras, i'm not sure we'll ever be able to answer that. it's one of the great mysteries. famed television scientist bill nye joins me now from los angeles. good morning. so you, like other scientists, say that we know how old the earth is and that the topic is not even up for debate. but every so often a politician makes headlines either denying science or casting some doubt here. so tell us, as far as you know, how old is the earth and how do you know it?
mix of fog and brush fire smoke caused a 50-car pile-up on i-4 in florida, killing four. in california, in 2007, dense fog caused this 100-car pile-up near fresno that killed two. and this is the time of year when fog can move in quickly. >> you get the longer, cooler nights and that basically allowed the temperature to cool all the way down to where that moisture can condense and produce some pretty thick fog. >> reporter: fog is notorious for distorting a driver's perception of speed and distance. experts advise to slow way down. don't forget to use your fog lights, not your high beams. and try to pull way over until the fog clears. overall, traffic fatalities continue to decline year round. over thanksgiving, 610 deaths in 2005 to a projected 451 this year, a 26% drop. thanksgiving is the single busiest travel period of the year for families, with 39 million of us driving over these four days, and sunday will be the single busiest day when so many people start heading back home. tom costello, nbc news, washington. >> once again, here's erica. >>> restaurant chain cracker barrel has
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